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In memory of Stephanie Bloom, JU employee

Stephanie Bloom with her daughter and first son

Jacksonville University is mourning the loss of a talented young member of our community, Stephanie Bloom, who passed away on Sunday, August 19, just two days after giving birth to her third child. She leaves behind her husband John and …

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Then and Now: RiverTones Ensemble Jazzes Up Fall Semester

By Sheri Webber

It has been more than a decade since the Jacksonville University (JU) Dolphinaires graced stages around the state of Florida.

Today, JU’s newest vocal performance ensemble, RiverTones, enters its second year with big plans to bring a …

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MARKET LIFE: What to Look for in a Business Program

By Dr. Don Capener

Is academic excellence always subjective?

Most observers would say yes; academic excellence is subjective because it is sometimes difficult to measure improvement in higher education and agree on the most important outcomes.

Another way to measure …

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From Homeless to Hero: Ninja Warrior & JU Alum, Gabe Stewart

By Sheri Webber

“Be positive. Be passionate. Be proud to be an Eagle.”

That’s the official school motto of Marjory Stoneman Douglas (MSD) High School, where Jacksonville University (JU) alumnus Gabe Stewart (‘16) coached. But the mantra 23-year old Stewart …

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Q&A with Dane Grey ’07

Want a sneak peek at Jacksonville University’s 2018 Matriculation keynote speaker? Get to know JU alumnus Dane Grey (’07) in this Q&A originally published in the Spring 2017 issue of WAVE.

When Dane Grey came to America in the late

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JU Women Aviators’ Early Celebration of National Aviation Day

By Sheri Webber

The 2018 42nd Annual Air Race Classic, today’s descendant of the Powder Puff Derby, has been a Jacksonville University (JU) tradition since 2010.

The 2,400-mile transcontinental competition has roots to the 1929 Women’s Air Derby. Open to …

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The Road from Tegucigalpa: Alejandra’s Story

By Sheri Webber

Though Jacksonville University alumna Ninoska Alejandra “Ale” Nuñez Garcia Keyes (’14) never had the pleasure of meeting her grandfather, it is his legacy that largely inspired her educational journey. He passed away in 1969, decades before her …

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